Consultant Cardiologist

Bury, Greater Manchester
£76,761 PA - £103,490 PA
03 Oct 2018
27 Oct 2018
Career Level
Full Time

Our new Northern Care Alliance NHS Group unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester. The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

Care Organisation specific information

The Bury & Rochdale Care Organisation has two Divisions, Bury Division of Integrated Care and HMR Division of Integrated Care. The Cardiology Directorate is part of the General and Specialist Medicine Directorate. There are approximately 236 inpatient beds on the Fairfield site with Diagnostic Services provided on a Trustwide basis. The hospital hosts an Accident and Emergency department, Medical services for a wide range of medical conditions, including general medicine, cardiology, respiratory and gastroenterology. Surgical services include elective Orthopaedics & ENT surgical procedures. The hospital is one of three primary stroke units in Greater Manchester. There is access to comprehensive diagnostics including MRI/CT and PACS with digital imaging.

Department and Job Role

A great opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated clinician to join our busy and dynamic team. This is an additional post and is an exciting time for a new cardiologist to help develop cardiology services, particularly cardiac imaging for the local population of about 750,000 people. You will join an existing team of five Consultant Cardiologists at Fairfield General Hospital and work closely with the Consultant Cardiology team within the directorate.

It’s never been a better time to join the team at Bury. In conjunction with colleagues at Salford a business case has been developed to provide Cardiac CT services for the population of the Northern Care Alliance through a NICE approved chest pain pathway. This appointment is to support the development of this new service.

You will provide expert cardiology care to both elective and non-elective patients referred to the cardiology service.

The post holder is expected to be trained in additional specialist imaging techniques for example some or all of the following - dobutamine stress echo, cardiac CT and/or Cardiac MRI. Due to the availability of the two cardiac catheter labs and advanced echo imaging Fairfield General Hospital is popular with specialty trainees and the successful candidate would be expected to participate in the supervision and training of junior staff.
Candidates are required to hold full registration with the General Medical Council and a valid licence to practice. You will need to be on the Specialist Register in Cardiology or within six months of obtaining your CCT (or equivalent) at the date of interview. This is a whole time equivalent post and we welcome applications from candidates who wish to work full time or part time.

Team/Departmental Information

The management team for the Cardiology Directorate comprises of:

Clinical Director: Dr Timothy Gray, Consultant Cardiologist/Clinical Director
Directorate Manager: Mrs Gillian Ivey, Directorate Manager
Assistant Director of Nursing: Tracey Shaw

The Cardiology Directorate has 15 existing Consultant Cardiologists who, with a team of cardiology specialist nurses, provide cardiology services on the three main acute sites within the Trust. The specialist nurses perform a number of different roles, including but not exclusively, RACPC, heart failure clinics, DCCV, pre-op clinics, PCI follow up clinics, cardiac rehab, and inpatient assessment and management. Fairfield General Hospital has a fully staffed six bedded coronary care unit and a general cardiology ward which incorporates a day case facility for the two cardiac catheter laboratories.

Applying for this post not only offers you the opportunity to be part of an exciting and developing service, in return you will be allocated a mentor to support you in the transition into this new role.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Timothy Gray, Clinical Director
Fairfield General Hospital on tel: 0161 778 2646, email: or Mrs Gillian Ivey, Directorate Manager Fairfield
General Hospital on tel: 0161 778 2478, email:

Applications can be submitted by visiting and clicking
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reference number: 352-BRCO-CON-CARD.

All communication to applicants will be via the email address provided on your application form and all further correspondence will be through email, therefore please ensure that you regularly check your emails after the closing date for the post.

Closing Date: Saturday 27th October.
Projected Interview Date: Friday 23rd November 2018 AM.

We are an equal opportunities employer, positive about disabled people and a no smoking organisation.


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